Beth England and Lauren Hemp win PFA Women’s awards

PFA award winners, Beth England and Lauren Hemp
Bethany England and Lauren Hemp warming up for the Lionesses. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Beth England and Lauren Hemp won the PFA Women Players’ Player of the Year and Young Player award respectively.

Chelsea’s 26-year-old England – who netted 21 times last season to help her side to the WSL double – pipped Vivianne Miedema to the honour, the Arsenal striker having won the previous award.

Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp won the PFA Young Player of the Year award for the second time but the 20-year-old is currently injured following the Community Shield defeat to Chelsea.

Hemp told “It’s nice that other people in teams are recognising me and thinking I’ve done well in games over the season, even when they’re concentrating on their own game.

“It’s one of the best accolades you can get: recognition from other teams and players.”

Chelsea also had six of the eleven players in the Women’s Super League team of the year:

Ann-Katrin Berger, Maren Mjelde (both Chelsea), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Millie Bright, Magdalena Eriksson (both Chelsea), Caroline Weir (Manchester City), Kim Little (Arsenal), Ji So-yun, Beth England (both Chelsea), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City).

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